KISS frontman Paul Stanley has been accused by fans and some big names of lip syncing on ‘The End of the Road’ tour, but in a new StarTribune interview, he said he is taking care of his voice.
He was asked how he is taking care of his voice on the KISS farewell tour, in light of the fact that his voice has diminished on recent tours. “I try not to talk to guys like you, for one,” Stanley replied. “It’s hard to stay away from smoke, because the arenas are filled with it. But I do shut up as much as possible, and try other things.”
“There’s no denying, whether you’re an athlete or singer, that life goes on, and you aren’t who you once were,” he continued. “That’s life. I always say if you want to hear me sound like I did on ‘Alive!’, go listen to ‘Alive!’ That said, I have no problem doing what I’m doing and standing by it. The songs sound awesome.”
Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach defended KISS against backing tracks claims, recently tweeting that Stanley “his ass off LIVE” during a recent concert in Los Angeles. “I have seen way more obvious use of backing tracks than with KISS,” Bach added.
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx appeared to call out KISS for alleged lip syncing in a tweet that same day.
Sixx tweeted, “Certain band out on the road right now putting other bands DOWN and saying that they are a REAL rock band, no background singers,and other old people cranky comments except his lead vocals are on tape.People in glass houses shouldn’t throw rocks. #GetOffMyLawn #WizardOfOz”